Who should be invited?

Thinking about who should be invited is a crucial step and can be the difference between a poor experience and a fantastic one.

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What is your purpose for your bringing artists together? Is it to share your own work, or is it build community? Thinking through the purpose of this online meeting is the first step.

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Also, considering who should be at the table is worthwhile. Often, we just consider our friends or people like us. Thinking about the diversity of the people coming means a lot of thinking about our own biases. There is a lot of research in how projects improve with a diversity of opinions. Understanding that can lead to some truly groundbreaking collaborations.

Indigenous Territory Acknowledgement

In many regions of the world, and especially in Canada, we acknowledge the Indigenous territory upon whose land we work and play. This can be found by checking this website: https://native-land.ca/. At the beginning of any online meeting, we acknowledge the territory.

For example, here is the acknowledgement I use:

Grateful to be a visitor and
live and work on unceded territory of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.